Kerma (now known as Doukki Gel—a Nubian term which can be roughly translated as "red mound") was the capital city of the Kingdom of Kerma, in present day Egypt and Sudan, an archaeological site as old as 5,000 years. It became a real Nubian state during the 3rd millennium BC. Kerma was about 435 miles (700 km) away from Aswan.
The Temple of Kalabsha (also Temple of Mandulis) is a Ancient Egyptian temple that was originally located at Bab al-Kalabsha (Gate of Kalabsha), approximately 50 kilometers south of Aswan. The temple was situated on the west bank of the Nile River, in Nubia and was originally built around 30 BC during the early Roman era. While the temple was constructed in Augustus's reign, it was never finish...
A map of the main regions of ancient Greece, superimposed to the map of modern Greece and part of Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania, etc. Note that some regions currently belong to the modern Greek state preserving their ancient name (e.g. Thessalia, Peloponnesus, Epirus); others have changed their name, especially those that stayed outside the modern Greek state's frontiers (e.h. Ionia, Lydia); and ot...
Mayapan is a site located on the Yucatan Peninsula forty-seven kilometers southeast of Merida, the capital of the State of Yucatan, Mexico. The ruins are linked to the end of the Post Classic Period, considered the last of the pre-Hispanic development of the Mayans. Mayapan is said to have been founded in 1007 by Kukulkan. Although the city was founded in 1007, the city was not dominant until...
Founded in the 7th century B.C. by the Greeks, ancient Metapontum was once the centre of a wealthy city-state with a philosophical tradition expounded by pythagoras, who settled here after his expulsion from croton.
This is a map of the main cities / religious centres of ancient Greece, superimposed to the map of modern Greece and part of Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania, etc. Note that some cities have developed to big urban centres preserving their ancient name; others have changed their name, especially those that stayed outside the modern Greek state's frontiers; and others yet have disappeared, leaving only ...
Ietas (or Iaitas or Iaeta or Ietae or Jetae), was an ancient town of the interior of Sicily, in the northwest of the island, not very far from Panormus (modern Palermo), in the modern comune of San Giuseppe Jato whose name reflects the ancient town's.
Visit the "Ancient City" near Bangkok, Thailand - a place which better should be called "Ancient Siam" or "Mini Thailand". The entire area has the shape of the country, and the countries favorite and most famous buildings are placed in their positions - sometimes even in their original seizes, but always true to scale.
Himera (Greek: Ἱμέρα), was an important ancient Greek city of Sicily, situated on the north coast of the island, at the mouth of the river of the same name (the modern Grande), between Panormus (modern Palermo) and Cephaloedium (modern Cefalù). Its remains lie within the borders of the modern comune of Termini Imerese.
Calakmul (also Kalakmul and other less frequent variants) is the name given to site of one of the largest ancient Maya cities ever uncovered. It is located in the 1,800,000 acre Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in the Mexican state of Campeche, deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region, 30 km from the Guatemalan border.
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